First Nations University of Canada
Many years ago, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations entered into a federation agreement with the University of Regina to establish the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College (SIFC). The Agreement provided for an independently administered university-college, the mission of which is to serve the academic, cultural and spiritual needs of First Nations’ students. In 2001 and 2002, this building was developed as a university reflecting the uniqueness, values, dignity and beauty of the First Nations it represents. It includes appropriate recognition and integration of the role of the Elders, cultural symbols and the First Nations connectedness to the land. Renamed as First Nations University of Canada it maintains an average annual enrollment of over 3,000 students. Designed by world renowned architect Douglas Cardinal and built by PCL Construction, this building has won numerous awards and showcases First Nations culture within a beautiful structure facing the Saskatchewan prairie.